ACV stops my dog from urinating in the house
(Durham, NC, USA)
My 12 year old formerly housebroken Black Lab, Raven, started drinking large amounts of water and urinating in the house.
I had her checked out by the vet who ran a UA and bloodwork to rule out kidney problems, diabetes or a urinary tract infection, but all came out normal. She decided that it may have to do with her advancing age and suggested confining her to a bathroom while I was away from home.
Raven does not do well in a small space so I started doing research to see if there was any natural remedies I could give her. I decided to try a tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar in her water since I heard that it helps with possible urinary tract infections. Lo and behold, the next day she stopped urinating in the house!
I administered it to her for a few months and then stopped to see if the problem had improved. In a few days she was right back to peeing on the carpet again, so I knew the ACV was actually working.
I took her to the vet recently for another checkup and her tests continued to come back normal so I resumed the ACV.
She doesn't seem to mind the taste of the vinegar in her water and still drinks quite a bit but I have not noticed any more wet spots on the carpet as long as I continue to put it in her water every day.